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Lady Cats secure bi-district championship in overtime thriller against Bushland

Photo by Childress High School Yearbook Staff
Following a thrilling matchup against the Bushland Falcons, the Lady Cats celebrate their bi-district championship victory.

Photo by Childress High School Yearbook Staff
The Lady Cats pose for a photo after securing a 66-62 bi-district win over Bushland.

By Elizabeth Tanner

The Red River Sun

FLOYDADA – Childress and Bushland proved just how they earned their top-notch district standings as the Lady Cats and Lady Falcons battled for leverage in Thursday’s bi-district championship on Feb. 11.

With both teams executing offensive and defensive prowess, the score remained neck-and-neck for the majority of the game with the ladies tying 25-25 at halftime.

It wasn’t until late in the third quarter that Childress was able to secure a 10-point lead, putting the score at 44-33.

In the fourth, however, the Lady Falcons rallied back, pulling ahead three points with just under 25 seconds on the clock.

With Childress trailing 52-49, Addilyn Keys changed the pace, hitting a game-changing three-ball with only 19 seconds on the clock and propelling the game into overtime on a 52-52 stalemate.

In overtime, Keys chipped in another three-pointer which ultimately lifted the Lady Cats their 66-62 bi-district win.

Keys finished the night with 22 points followed by teammate Grace Foster who snagged a game-best 30 points.

Next, the Lady Cats (11-9) are scheduled to challenge the winner of the Alpine (9-6)-Lamesa (14-13) winner. Results were not available at press time.

Childress         10        25        19        52        66

Bushland         19        25        35        52        62

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